In which I inadvertently amuse G-men (and women)


Apparently, JTA coverage of the (ultimately failed) government case against Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two former top AIPAC staffers, occasioned some bemused reactions among G-Men.

IRMep, the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy — despite its name, its devoted mostly to casting AIPAC in as awful a light as possible — digs up some juicy memos surrounding the case:

On August 12, 2005 Tracey J. Bridges of the FBI Washington Field Office emailed an article by Ron Kampeas and Matthew E. Berger titled "Two Ex-AIPAC Staffers Indicted". The email subject line was "WOO HOO for you guys…"

On October 7, 2005 Peter Strozok emailed another Kampeas article to colleagues noting, "Did you see the JTA [Jewish Telegraphic Agency]? Need to start calling Reilly ‘That’s Classified’ instead!" The passage that triggered the FBI remark was an account of courtroom drama during which Col Lawrence Franklin began to disclose classified NDI he had passed to AIPAC.

"’It was a list of murders’ Franklin began to explain to U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis when Thomas Reilly, a youthful, red-haired lawyer from the Justice Department, leapt from his seat, shouting ‘Your Honor, that’s classified!’"

Here’s the whole story from which the above graf is excerpted.

To which I can only add: At least someone was reading this stuff.

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